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Ó FIAICH COUNTRY

Lough Ross Crannog

Sir Phelim O'Neill, nephew of the great Hugh, planned the 1641 Rebellion here, in the house of Turlough Óg O'Neill. At the meeting were also Lord Maguire, Rory O' More and Emer McMahon. The dispossessed Irish had been plotting for many years to wipe out the imposed alien culture, to regain their lost lands and re-establish Gaelic rule. The rebellion ended in failure and led to the Cromwellian invasion and Plantation.

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